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Things to Do

Resort Recreation

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A Beautiful Resort Escape with Lots of Things To Do in the Heart of Santa Cruz

Chaminade Resort & Spa is an uncommonly beautiful escape in the heart of Santa Cruz. Work out at our fitness center, hike our 3 miles of wooded trails or play in our outdoor heated swimming pool. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, you can play some tennis, explore nearby golf courses, or set sail on Monterey Bay. Chaminade is your gateway to the picturesque California coast; let us help you create lifelong memories.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600 or click here to contact us.

Resort Pool & Hot Tub

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Located with steps of six of our guest room villas Chaminade offers an outdoor heated pool year round, poolside cabana rentals, seasonal pool bar and a bubbling whirlpool tub to relax the day away.

Chaminade is blessed with blue skies and pleasant weather throughout the year. Guests will enjoy swimming in the heated, 50-foot outdoor pool, as well as taking in the natural surrounding beauty as they luxuriate in the bubbling Jacuzzi. Poolside food and beverage service is the perfect complement to a day by the pool.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600.

  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Towel Service
  • Poolside Food & Beverage Service
  • Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Daily Cabana Rental

Chaminade cabana

Reserve one of our refreshed poolside cabanas, where you can enjoy additional shade, comfort, and service while you relax poolside in a chic resort cabana.

  • $99 flat fee for the day
  • Cabana rental includes shaded cabana with sectional lounge and towel service.
  • Call the fitness center at 831.465.3444 to learn more and reserve your cabana

The Spa at Chaminade

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Immerse yourself in the calm of The Spa at Chaminade with our services and treatments that will rejuvenate your body, lift your soul and relax you mind. A variety of services are available that include Massage, Body Treatments, Skin Care, Express Treatments and Salon Services. For more information contact The Spa at Chaminade at 831.465.3465.

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Four Lighted Tennis Courts, Pickleball & Volleyball

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Play a set with friends on our four lighted tennis courts set among the towering eucalyptus. Racquets and tennis balls may be loaned out to guests at the fitness center, on a first come first serve basis.

Enjoy a game of Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in North America, on our two lighted courts. Equipment rental is available for all guests. Perfect for all ages and abilities.

A sand volleyball court offers guests the opportunity to challenge one another, while basking in the beautiful sunshine. Try your hand at croquet, on our lush sports lawn. Equipment is available at the fitness center and may be loaned out to guests on a first come first serve basis.

Scenic Hiking Trails

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With over 3 miles of hiking trail meandering through the resort, you will surely feel miles away from ordinary. A variety of terrain and intensity levels on our trails will suit every guest and make you feel refreshed.

Guests enjoy exploring more than three miles of lush hiking trails meandering through pristine eucalyptus groves and grassy fields. Chaminade boasts 200+ acres and gives guests the opportunity to step out and experience a variety of beautiful terrains. The trails may be enjoyed by hikers of all abilities, but please note that trails are not paved. Maps are available to guests at the Fitness Center and Front Desk.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600 or click here to email us.

Fitness Center

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Looking For a Great Workout?

Come and join us at the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center is located inside the 1,700 square foot Spa at Chaminade. With a variety of activities and classes to keep you on track, the Fitness Center will assist you in maintaining your fitness regime.


Our fitness facility offers top of the line Cybex equipment. Treadmills, elliptical, stair machines, recumbent and upright bikes. The Fitness Center also has three flat screen televisions with digital TV.

Group Fitness Classes

Classes are offered during both am and pm hours. Whether it's a relaxing Yoga class or fast paced Zumba, we are delighted to offer an array of group fitness classes to meet your needs. 

Locker Room Amenities

Steam rooms and Himalayan Salt Saunas are located in both the men's and women's locker rooms. Towels and shower amenities are available for your convenience.

Pro-shop & Retail Outlet

A wide variety of seasonal clothing adorn our shelves year round. From swim suit cover ups, to Yoga gear, we have a select variety of clothing to keep you motivated and moving.

Fitness Center Memberships

Chaminade Resort & Spa offers a yearly membership for unlimited access to our fitness center, added resort benefits and much more! For membership information, please contact our Recreation & Spa Manager at 831.465.3476 or click here to learn more



  • 7:00 AM – Zumba 
  • 8:00 AM – Yoga/Pilates Combo 
  • 6:30 PM – Circuit Training (in Weight Room) 


  • 7:00 AM –Zumba 
  • 8:00 AM – Yoga 


  • 7:00 AM – Yoga 
  • 8:00 AM – Pilates 
  • 6:30 PM – Circuit Training (in Weight Room) 


  • 7:00 AM – Zumba 
  • 8:00 AM – Yoga 


  • 8:00 AM – Yoga/Pilates Combo 


  • 8:00 AM – Yoga

*Holiday hours may alter schedule, please contact the Fitness Directly if you have questions 831-465-3444*